Are there any certificate courses available in Bioinformatics? I prefer short term free or low cost courses. There are a few available on Coursera but I am not sure if they offer a certificate upon completion.
Certifications cost money, in fact, as far as I can tell it's the main way that companies like Coursera make money. And I'm not sure how meaningful the piece of paper is, so you can still take a lot of these courses for free and just say you took them rather than paying for the certification. Coursera provides excellent classes related to bioinformatics and Udacity provides really good classes in data analysis, many of which are free.